Some sad news as on Jan.31, LPGA Tour player Danielle Downey died in a horrific car accident after she was out with couple of friends at an Auburn, AL restaurant. It was reported that she had a few drinks and was driving at an extreme rate, crashing her car into a tree and causing it to flip several times before it eventually made a stop as she ejected from the vehicle according to Yahoo Sports and AL.com. Her friend, Diana Ramage was trying to take the keys away from her as she knew that Danielle was wasted drunk but it was too late. Downey was only 33 years old and had one win on the LPGA Tour. She was most notable for her outstanding career at Auburn University as she was a three-time All-American, she mad the All-SEC team four times and also led Auburn to the SEC Championships in 2000 and 2003. Although it’s horrible what happened, why didn’t her friend Diana try to tackle her or something instead of letting her take off with the keys? See, this is why I don’t drink or smoke.
Look, if you don’t know how to be a responsible friend then don’t go out drinking with her if you know she’ll get drunk as a skunk. Also, if you’re going to drink hardcore like that, don’t be anywhere near a vehicle. It’s absolutely ridiculous that people are either getting killed by drunk drivers or drunk people are killing themselves. If there’s one thing in this country that should be illegal, it’s alcohol in my honest opinion and I don’t think anyone can make an excuse for it because the stupidity of making yourself drunk and looking like a complete idiot while potentially putting yourself and others in danger is foolishness and dumb. Also, if anyone is drinking hardcore to help “clear their stress”. well I have news for you, getting drunk isn’t going to solve your problem so please just grow up and live your life right and stop stressing out over stupid stuff. Because think about it, probably at least 80% of the stuff you’re stressing out over is based on YOUR OWN ACTIONS so basically, man up (or lady up) son, there’s many other things you can do to clear your stress.
So, although this story is sad, it angers me that Danielle was silly enough to put herself in that kind of risk and I’m not sure if Diana was a little drunk too or not but she COULD have stopped her. If Danielle didn’t have any type of weapon on her then I don’t see why she couldn’t stop her. It’s just one of those stories that I can’t feel completely sad about because Danielle did it to herself. She would have still been alive and her family would’ve been all OK but now they’re upset from Danielle’s stupid mistake and that’s an absolute shame and this is a grown woman we’re talking about. Yes, she was still very young but 33 isn’t 21 my friends. And just to think that teenagers are getting their hands on drinks and getting behind the wheel. Driving is already dangerous as it is without consuming drugs or alcohol. I hope nothing but the best for Danielle’s family but just letting you know that she easily could have been still alive right now. If the world wants to fill their lives with alcohol then the world’s stupidity level is on an all-time high. Rest in peace Danielle, you’ll be dearly missed.
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